Thakoon Panichgul has had quite a good year—first dressing MIchelle Obama, then starring in the hit Vogue documentary "The September Issue", and yesterday presenting a well-received spring 2010 collection.
Thakoon-wearing girls-about-town including Bee Shaffer, Amanda Brooks, and Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann watched from benches in west Chelsea's Eyebeam Gallery as Panichgul presented a line-up of feminine printed dresses, for which the designer has become known, as well as a few new ideas—armored micro dresses and techno twill "ninja" pants.
A short black jacket covered in small chains stood out from the crowd, as did the series georgette dresses with print overlays, and the incredible Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon gladiator heels.
We spotted Net-a-Porter.com's Natalie Massenet in Thakoon's front row yesterday and look forward to the twisted georgette dresses—especially in solid skin and black—hitting her cyber store next spring. Thank God for same-day Manhattan delivery.